Final stop on our week long tour of the Thousand Islands was a small town on the waterfront on the US side. Of the four towns we visited, Clayton was the most quaint, with good food, shopping and lovely views of the water. The only hotel we stayed in during the trip – 1,000 Island Harbor Hotel – was the perfect spot to relax before our drive home.
While the kids played in the indoor pool at the hotel, my friend and I hit the main drag to shop, stop for happy hour and enjoy some time before regrouping with the girls. Sitting by the water on the Adirondack chairs at Frink park at sunset was sublime. We found everything we wanted and more.
Here’s the best of what we found in less than 24 hours:
Bella’s – We ate here for lunch and the food was terrific only surpassed by the view from our table by the water’s edge.
The Hops Spot – Great beer and poutine for happy hour. Interestingly enough, they had a vegan menu, but the food wasn’t noteworthy and the service a bit slow.
St. Lawrence Spirits Distillery – Has a tasting room, where you can sample and purchase, vodka, gin, even moonshine and much more. Perfect take home gifts.
Clayton Popcorn Company – Also has a soft serve ice cream machine our girls loved.
The Mason Jar – Homegoods and kitchen towels, among my favorite
The Golden Cleat – Lovely fine handmade jewelry, beaded, gold, silver and gemstones many with a nautical theme.
Eagle Shop – Locally made soaps, lotions and clothing here are great